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Inmate has Tooth Pulled with Rusty Pliers

A recent story out of Colorado provides yet another reminder of why oral health problems like severe tooth decay should always be addressed by a knowledgeable dentist. The Internet is rife with tales of home dentistry remedies gone wrong that are alternately funny, horrifying and sad; one trait they all…


Blackhawks’ Versteeg Loses Tooth in Game against Colorado Avalanche

Broken teeth are not uncommon in professional hockey. In fact, sometimes, as Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg learned in a recent game against the Colorado Avalanche, suffering a broken tooth doesn't even earn the offender a penalty. Of course, broken and missing teeth are not limited to hockey players. If you…


Dental Plaque Sheds Light on Easter Island Mystery

The analysis of dental calculus, or fossilized dental plaque, can provide significant information about our past as well as clues about our future. Ancient dental plaque was recently used to uncover a mystery about the diet of native inhabitants of Easter Island. The Palm Diet? Monica Tromp, A PhD candidate…


Researchers Examine New Materials for Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the great innovations of modern dentistry, and they are the most durable, comfortable and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth. But that doesn’t mean experts aren’t searching for ways to make them better. Stronger Dental Implants? Researchers at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)…


Tiger Woods Explains Tooth Loss

Tiger Woods recently tried to surprise his girlfriend, pro skier and Colorado resident Lindsey Vonn, when he ended up on the receiving end of a surprise himself—one that damaged two teeth and required restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments to repair. Skiing Not Responsible for this Dental Injury Woods was making…


5 Reasons to get Dental Implants

While there are a number of options for treating a missing tooth or missing teeth, dental implants offer a number of advantages over alternatives such as dentures and bridges. Following are just 5 of the benefits of dental implants. 1. Restore Function Dental implants are held firmly in your jawbone…


Robots in the Dental Office

Robots, in recent years, have become an increasingly common and helpful tool in medical procedures. While much attention is focused on robot-assisted surgical procedures, robotic technology is also beneficial to dentists and dental patients. Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Andrew Hall is dedicated to offering patients the most effective and most…


Father of Modern Implant Dentistry Passes Away

Millions of people worldwide have been spared uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures thanks to an accidental innovation by Dr Per-Ingvar Branemark, a Swedish orthopaedic surgeon and research professor who died Dec. 20, 2014, at age 85. Dr Branemark is considered the father of modern dental implants. Dental implants look, feel and function…


Survey Says Women Prioritizing Themselves in ’15, and Smiles a Focal Point

Among women’s New Year’s resolutions for 2015 are prioritizing their personal needs and desires, including the appearance of their smiles, according to the findings of a recent survey. If you’ve been neglecting dental work or you’re unhappy with the state of your smile, talk to your dentist. Custom cosmetic dentistry…


Risks of Overbleaching Your Teeth

There are a number of professional and over-the-counter teeth-whitening solutions designed to remove discolouration and stains and brighten your smile. But the overuse or misuse of these products can also harm your teeth. If you’re considering teeth whitening, it’s advisable to consult with a knowledgeable cosmetic dentist. An experienced dentist…


Smiling could Improve Your Business Success

A friendly smile may be a secret to business success, according to a growing body of research. Of course, a healthy smile is every bit as important as a welcoming, attractive smile. A knowledgeable, skilled cosmetic dentist can help you maintain or restore a beautiful smile and good oral health.…


8 Teeth the Difference between UK’s Rich and Poor, Study Says

Oral health is significantly worse among the poorest people, according to recent research from the United Kingdom. Preventive dentistry is the most effective way of avoiding costly, long-term dental health issues. If you’re due for a checkup, or if you want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry options to restore…


Teeth Under the Microscope

We all take a look at our teeth from time to time. Usually in the mornings and evenings after we brush and floss, and maybe throughout the day to make sure there’s nothing embarrassing stuck between them from lunch or a snack. Most of us probably think our teeth look…


A Tax Deduction for Invisalign?

With the end of the year approaching, it’s time to begin thinking about, and gathering relevant documentation for, your annual income taxes. And one thing many people fail to consider is that Invisalign and other preventive or restorative dentistry procedures may be deducted from your tax return as medical expenses.…


Online Teeth Whitening Scheme

The Internet has given rise to a seemingly endless barrage of scams, and one recent web-based scheme uses the popularity of teeth whitening products to dupe consumers out of their money. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it’s advisable to consult with your dentist. Professional teeth whitening…


Prince William Loses Tooth

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Anyone who’s seen an episode of America’s Funniest Home Videos or been emailed a viral video of an errant post-wedding event knows that receptions are rife with opportunities for mishap and injury. Prince William learned this the hard way when he required the emergency services of a dentist to replace…


Tips to Find a Colorado Springs Dentist

Whether you’re considering cosmetic dentistry to restore your smile or seeking general dental care for your family, choosing the right dentist is critical. We understand that there are many factors to consider and questions to face when trying to find a dentist in Colorado Springs. Following are some tips to…


Cutting Sugar for Your Teeth and Overall Health

We've all been told that excess sugar is bad for our teeth and dental health, but did you also know that too much sugar can be harmful to your overall health? Mounting evidence indicates that the regular consumption of excess sugar can heighten a person’s risk for life-threatening systemic health…


Study Uses Urine Stem Cells to Grow ‘Teeth’

Dental implants look, feel and perform like healthy natural teeth, and they are currently the longest-lasting and most aesthetically pleasing solution for missing teeth. But research into stem cells derived from urine may hold the key to one day allowing people to regrow natural teeth. From Stem Cells to ‘Teeth’…


The Controversial Antibacterial Agent in Some Toothpastes and Other Products

Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) is a critical component of your oral health, and recent research indicates that regular brushing with toothpaste that contains the antibacterial agent triclosan can reduce instances of plaque and gingivitis, as well as lessen your risk…


Scientists Use Ancient Dental Calculus to Learn about the Past

Plaque may be bad for your teeth, but it also makes an excellent time capsule, as scientists recently learned while studying the dental calculus (fossilized plaque) of skeletons thought to be about 1,000 years old. The findings could provide clues into the origins of gum disease and help inform modern…


Scientists Sequence Mouth Bacteria Genome

Scientists have pieced together sections of DNA from 12 individual cells to sequence the genome of a bacterium known to live in healthy human mouths; the achievement reinforces a theory that genes in closely related bacteria could be culprits behind a severe form of gum disease and allows researchers to…


Hops May Benefit Your Teeth as well as Your Beer

Beer is big business in Colorado, and as many beer enthusiasts know, hops are the key flavouring agents that lend beer distinctive aroma and bitterness; they also act as natural preservatives. But did you know that hops also contain antioxidants that may be beneficial in the battle against tooth decay…


Growing Brain Cells From Teeth

Since 2005, with the discovery of stem cells in teeth, researchers have been actively exploring the possibilities of this groundbreaking field. Now, scientists from the University of Adelaide have discovered that dental pulp stem cells can grow to resemble brain cells. This suggests the possibility of new therapy options for…